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phillybadboy 01-03-2013 01:12 AM

showerhead pressure
 
my showerhead gave good pressure, all of a sudden the pressue became low, i unscrewed the half of the showehead off, that little round black ball thing connected th shower faucet still gives good pressure, but when i screw the showerhead other half on the water pressure decreases. why? thanks happy new year

oh'mike 01-03-2013 06:26 AM

There is usually a filter screen/flow restrictor where the head screws onto the shower arm--remove and clean that.

Soaking the head in vinegar might loosen up any lime build up---

phillybadboy 01-03-2013 12:09 PM

thanks mike, when i unscrew the cap of my kitchen sink faucet i see a screen, but i don't know where the screen is for my showerhead

phillybadboy 01-03-2013 01:11 PM

i have a plastic pivot ball, the water coming out the ball to me seems like it has good pressure,i do see a o-ring between the pivot ball and nozzzle. does some showerheads not have a screen at all? and the arangements i know comes like this plastic ball,screen,nozzle.can it come in this arrangement screen,pivot ball,nozzle? can nozzle by itself cause a problem, i used a toothbrush to clean,seems clean,should i soak the nozzle in somekind of liquid?

oh'mike 01-03-2013 01:29 PM

The filter/restrictor is where the shower head is attached to the shower arm---

A soft brush could help free up the lime----find that restrictor--I bet that's where the crud is---

phillybadboy 01-03-2013 05:16 PM

if not, could it be the holes in the nozzle? i did clean with toothbrush, looks clean, maybe i ned to soak in vinegar, any vinegar would do?

epson 01-03-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phillybadboy (Post 1085587)
if not, could it be the holes in the nozzle? i did clean with toothbrush, looks clean, maybe i ned to soak in vinegar, any vinegar would do?

You can soak the head in CLR which will clean the holes in the nozzle and any crud…

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phillybadboy 01-08-2013 05:57 PM

i soaked in vinegar, seemed to remove build up, but pressure still low, i think the problem is a dirty screen, i haven't found the screen yet, i think it may be located inside the plastic pivot ball

jagans 01-08-2013 06:03 PM

Ive used that CLR and it did nothing to remove rust stains or clear a clogged shower head. Whats the secret?

chemman 01-08-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Ive used that CLR and it did nothing to remove rust stains or clear a clogged shower head. Whats the secret?
Don't dilute it, use full strength. Just don't count on there being any chrome left when you are done.:laughing:

epson 01-08-2013 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1089251)
Ive used that CLR and it did nothing to remove rust stains or clear a clogged shower head. Whats the secret?

Your supposed to soak the shower head in it.

747 01-09-2013 01:22 AM

I use CLR also. Just don't dilute it. Or just a little. Shower head take it apart.


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